As the fifth India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialog begins in New Delhi, the United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken has described the partnership between the two countries as the “strongest ever.” “It is always wonderful to be here in India. We are building a remarkable year of engagement…We have not only the strongest bilateral partnership we’ve ever had, but also a regional one, and indeed, a global one that was further evidenced by India’s leadership for the G20 this year,” Blinken said.
India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar raised concern over the “steady increase in Chinese naval presence” in the Indian Ocean and called “to prepare for a far greater presence of Beijing than seen ever before.” Speaking at a discussion organized the think tank Council on Foreign Relations in New York, Jaishankar said, “Last 20 -25 years, there has been a steady increase in the Chinese naval presence and activity in the Indian Ocean, but there has been a very sharp increase in the size of Chinese navy. When you have a very much bigger navy, that navy is going to be visible in terms of its deployment somewhere.”
President Joe Biden will arrive in New Delhi on Friday and is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the White House said on Wednesday. Beginning Friday, Biden has a packed schedule for three days. After he departs from the US, he will arrive in Ramstein, Germany on Friday for a brief stopover and will arrive in New Delhi the same day.
US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti on Friday shared his delight and said that he is excited to elevate India-US relations during his tenure as today he completed 100 incredible days as the US ambassador to India.
Trade between India and the United States is likely to touch $300 billion in 2026-27 from $188 billion in 2022-23, with an approximate 60% rise in value, according to a report by industry body PHDCCI.
Calling partnership between India and US “most consequential,” US President Joe Biden on Thursday (local time) said that, together both nations are unlocking a shared future with unlimited potential. Addressing a joint press conference today, the US President also underlined how trade has doubled between the two countries over the past decade to more than $191 billion.
The US snooping on India’s National Security Adviser Ajit Doval has been revealed in the leak of a Washington document on talks between him and Russia’s Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev.
Pointing to the fact that cryptocurrency as a technology is borderless in nature, India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman reiterated that all countries need to be on board for any regulation mechanism, or else it would not be effective.
Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday met with US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on the sidelines of the World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings 2023 in Washington. The two leaders discussed strengthening the India-US economic and financial partnership and increasing engagements at bilateral and multilateral forums.